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Coffee producers dump production

by Grace Kisembo

The low coffee earnings are expected to shrink producers output, international coffee producers have warned.

Primarily grown in Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia, analyst forecast predict a drop due to subdued income producing farmers.

Rabobank has forecast a 2017-18 global coffee deficit of 6.1 million bags amid rising demand, and signs of tightening supplies that are evident in top coffee grower Brazil, where inventories have dropped sharply.

The International Coffee Organization said farmers’ low earnings in many countries were depressing supply even as demand grows around two percent annually.

Studies indicate that investing in new coffee trees requires a long-term commitment. Farmers with low profits have to carefully consider, leaving global supplies in jeopardy.

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